Northern Ireland

Defibrillator stolen from Belfast ambulance is found

Image caption A man stole a defibrillator from this ambulance while a person was being treated nearby

A defibrillator that had been stolen from the back of an ambulance in Belfast city centre on Wednesday night has been found.

The incident took place outside a cinema on the Dublin Road about 20:20 BST as the ambulance crew was treating a patient nearby.

A man approached the ambulance, grabbed the defibrillator and ran off.

It is believed the defibrillator, worth about £6,000 was found at Craigmore Way, early on Thursday.

Ch Insp Robert Murdie said: "The male who is believed to have stolen the defibrillator is described as being in his late 30s, 6ft tall, of medium build, with fair hair and wearing a grey hooded top with red writing on it.

"Police would appeal to anyone who saw this incident to contact them at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101."

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